According to the seller this is Duke Robillard's Made-In-Mexico Esquire. (Item #: 390098545947)
I don't know what the seller was thinking putting Duke's situation out there for all and sundry to read -- as if that extra bit of 'persuasion' was needed to sell this guitar. It's well-meaning but undignified. This is Duke Robillard's guitar!
But back to the guitar.
In Duke's own words, "This is a really nice Esquire....it has a great chunky neck on it. I added brass compensated saddles so I could get perfect intonation. I had a Fralin hot Tele pickup put in...it really cuts! The high-end gloss finish is rare in this model...this finish looks authentic to the 50's. Really nice Tele!....great for playing the blues with these taller frets (6105)....it's a bright sounding guitar!"
With a Buy It Now price of $729, a beginning collector can cop a bit of the Robillard mojo. Or at the very least, own a really neat conversation piece.
All the Best to you, Duke. You taught me a thing or two.
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Just to let you all know, that particular Esquire ended up in Portugal, in my house. I take really good care of it and gig it frequently playing the blues with my band.ReplyDelete
Only thing I did to it was to swap the white pickguard for a black one, looks cooler like that to my eye.
That's awesome Pete -- enjoy your piece of blues history!ReplyDelete
I think that's the one in this videoReplyDelete